charm offensive

charm offensive

Facebook Attempts Profundity, Ends Up Explaining the Meaning of Chairs

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Cover company. (Photo: Courtesy Bloomberg Businessweek) Facebook has just reached its billionth monthly active user. On this momentous numerical occasion, the company has released its first “brand video,” which Mark Zuckerberg promptly posted to his timeline. Zuck describes the video as a solemn affair: “We honor the everyday things people have always made...
Facebook Attempts Profundity, Ends Up Explaining the Meaning of Chairs

Super-troll Intellectual Ventures files new lawsuits as White House moves to curb patent abuse

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Intellectual Ventures, which acquires old patents in order to extract tribute from technology and retail companies, appears unconcerned with growing revulsion about its business model. On a day that the White House declared it was “taking on patent trolls,” IV announced two new lawsuits against JP Morgan and other banks...
Super-troll Intellectual Ventures files new lawsuits as White House moves to curb patent abuse

Look, Groupon Is Totally a Serious Company Now, Okay?

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Andrew Mason, American treasure. We haven’t heard too much from Groupon CEO Andrew Mason lately. (One gets the impression he felt the need to lie low for a little while.) But it seems he’s decided to reemerge into the public eye with a Businessweek profile wherein he puts on his absolute most...
Look, Groupon Is Totally a Serious Company Now, Okay?

Hollywood's gentler post-SOPA strategy: a charm offensive

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In a new charm offensive, Paramount Pictures says it's "humbled" by last month's protests over the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP and wants to talk....
Hollywood's gentler post-SOPA strategy: a charm offensive

China's Cyberattacks -- At What Cost?

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James Fallows: Here are some initial reactions on the latest hacking news. We call this the "latest" news because I don't think anyone, in China or outside, is actually surprised. In my own experience in China, which is limited compared with many of yours, I've seen the omnipresence and intrusiveness...
China's Cyberattacks -- At What Cost?

'Hipster High School Drop Out' David Karp Hits the Morning Show Circuit With Marissa Mayer

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Good Morning Mayer. (Photo: Mediaite) You could wrap yourself in a grey hoodie, but there’s no way to avoid the David Karp-Marissa Mayer PR charm offensive. Taking a breaking from reading US Weekly to moms, ABC News’ Good Morning America had the pair on earlier today to discuss their “match made in digital...
'Hipster High School Drop Out' David Karp Hits the Morning Show Circuit With Marissa Mayer

Nokia marketing head: Customers' 'biggest complaint' is missing apps

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We managed to grab a quick chat with Nokia's Global Head of Smartphone Marketing, Vesa Jutila, following the global launch of the Lumia 925. When asked about the still-notable absence of some mainstream apps within Windows Phone 8, Jutila was surprisingly frank. With reference to the company's Lumia series,...
Nokia marketing head: Customers' 'biggest complaint' is missing apps

Google pairs with Belgian museum to index cards, listen to old stories

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Google's latest move on its European charm offensive has landed it at a doorstep somewhere in Mons, Belgium. The company has announced it will help continue the Mundaneum card catalogue. The unfortunately-titled project began in 1895, compiling links to books, articles and pictures from archives around the world. Earnest...
Google pairs with Belgian museum to index cards, listen to old stories

Poor Moldova: Chisinau's charm offensive

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Poor Moldova: Chisinau's charm offensive

RapidShare: It Ain't The Hosting, It's The Linking

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A few years ago, RapidShare and Megaupload were often mentioned in the same breath as the two "evils" of the internet, according to the MPAA. However, a few interesting things happened. First, Rapidshare won a series of lawsuits both in Europe and the US, that found its service to be...
RapidShare: It Ain't The Hosting, It's The Linking

Mobile Providers Try To Gee Up U.K. Government's 4G Network Plans

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The U.K.'s mobile networks are today sitting down with both the Government and telecoms watchdog Ofcom in an attempt to hasten the arrival of super-fast mobile broadband via the 4G network. Culture Secretary Maria Miller will have her work cut out for her: a charm offensive will be needed in...
Mobile Providers Try To Gee Up U.K. Government's 4G Network Plans

How Facebook Gave Walmart A Mobile Ad Monopoly On Thanksgiving (FB, WMT)

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If you were wondering why you only saw ads for Walmart on Facebook's mobile app over the Black Friday weekend, here's the answer: Walmart pre-purchased a "road block" of 50 million Facebook mobile ads on the day after Thanksgiving, forcing other advertisers off the network, according to the Wall Street...
How Facebook Gave Walmart A Mobile Ad Monopoly On Thanksgiving (FB, WMT)
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